Whole Hog by Aidan Higgins
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Whole Hog
By Aidan Higgins

The Whole Hog

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Whole Hog by Aidan Higgins

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Irish Times Literary Prize,Irish Non-fiction 2001.

Book Description

Donkey's Years and Dog Days were the first two volumes of these remarkable memoirs, of which The Whole Hog now completes the Higgins Bestiary. This spirited and quirky penman has always set himself apart form the general grind of Irish writing and its set themes, to run along the line of the exposed nerve-system. No other Irish writer has been so obsessed with the terrain inconnu of lost or thwarted love as this odd-man-out. From salad love with Molly Cushen, to Philippa Phillips in the dunes, to a young American wife in Spain at the time of the Bay of Pigs, or a divorcee in Copenhagen, a tax inspectress in London, the Jacaranda Street tease in Johannesburg, the mirth is barely contained.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099286356
ISBN-10: 0099286351
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Balcony of Europe by Aidan Higgins Balcony of Europe, Paperback (February 2010)

From one of the great Irish writers of the twentieth century, and one of the few whose work bears comparison with that of Joyce and Beckett.

Darkling Plain by Aidan Higgins Darkling Plain, Paperback (February 2010)

Though best known as the author of a series of brilliant novels, here Higgins turns his writerly gifts to work for the radio.

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Author Biography - Aidan Higgins

Aidan Higgins was born in 1927. Langrishe Go Down, his first novel, won the James Tait Black memorial Prize and the Irish Academy of Letters Award, and was later filmed for television with a screenplay by Harold Pinter. His second novel, Balcony of Europe, was shortlisted for the 1972 Booker Prize. The novel Lions of the Grunewald appeared in 1993 and a collection of shorter fiction, Flotsam and jetsam, in 1996. Donkey's Years and Dog Days were the first two volumes of the Higgins Bestiary which concludes with this volume.

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